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Dutch trawl North Sea for survivors after ship sinks

The Baltic Ace car carrier, sailing under a Bahamas flag, is seen in this undated handout photo released to Reuters by FleetMon.com December 6, 2012. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of the cargo ship which collided with the Corvus J, a Cyprus-flagged container ship, and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. The coastguard said 13 people have already been rescued, but that the search was being hampered by strong winds and snow which limited visibility. REUTERS/Ian Johnston/FleetMon.com/Handout

The Baltic Ace car carrier, sailing under a Bahamas flag, is seen in this undated handout photo released to Reuters by FleetMon.com December 6, 2012. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of the cargo...more

The Baltic Ace car carrier, sailing under a Bahamas flag, is seen in this undated handout photo released to Reuters by FleetMon.com December 6, 2012. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of the cargo ship which collided with the Corvus J, a Cyprus-flagged container ship, and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. The coastguard said 13 people have already been rescued, but that the search was being hampered by strong winds and snow which limited visibility. REUTERS/Ian Johnston/FleetMon.com/Handout
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Belgian Major Filip Vanderlinden, an operator in rescue operations at the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli, gets off a Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. Vanderlinden took part in the rescue of crew members of a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, the Baltic Ace, after it collided with the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, on Wednesday. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

Belgian Major Filip Vanderlinden, an operator in rescue operations at the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli, gets off a Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. Vanderlinden took part in the rescue of crew...more

Belgian Major Filip Vanderlinden, an operator in rescue operations at the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli, gets off a Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. Vanderlinden took part in the rescue of crew members of a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, the Baltic Ace, after it collided with the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, on Wednesday. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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A Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter of the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli is parked at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. The chopper was used in a rescue operation of crew members of a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, the Baltic Ace, after it collided with the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, on Wednesday. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule

A Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter of the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli is parked at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. The chopper was used in a rescue operation of crew members of a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, the Baltic...more

A Westland Sea King Mk 48 helicopter of the Belgian Army's 40th Squadron Heli is parked at an army base in Koksijde December 6, 2012. The chopper was used in a rescue operation of crew members of a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, the Baltic Ace, after it collided with the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, on Wednesday. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people. REUTERS/Laurent Dubrule
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Dutch marine rescue ships are seen during a rescue operation after a collision between the Baltic Ace, a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, and the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, in the North Sea December 5, 2012 in this handout photo released to Reuters by the Dutch Defence Ministry December 6, 2012. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people.The coastguard said 13 people have already been rescued, but that the search was being hampered by strong winds and snow which limited visibility. REUTERS/Koninklijke Marine - Ministerie Van Defensie/Handout

Dutch marine rescue ships are seen during a rescue operation after a collision between the Baltic Ace, a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, and the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, in the North Sea December 5, 2012 in this handout photo...more

Dutch marine rescue ships are seen during a rescue operation after a collision between the Baltic Ace, a car carrier sailing under a Bahamas flag, and the Corvus J, a container ship from Cyprus, in the North Sea December 5, 2012 in this handout photo released to Reuters by the Dutch Defence Ministry December 6, 2012. The Dutch coastguard said on Thursday it was searching for seven missing crew members of a cargo ship which collided with another vessel and sank in the North Sea the previous evening, killing four people.The coastguard said 13 people have already been rescued, but that the search was being hampered by strong winds and snow which limited visibility. REUTERS/Koninklijke Marine - Ministerie Van Defensie/Handout
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